What is Gstatic? Is Gstatic.com a malicious website? Is Gstatic.com related to a virus or other malware?
SIDENOTE: This post was originally published in March 2019. But we gave it an update in July 2019.
|Short Description||Gstatic is a service, developed by Google to help users with loading content faster.|
|Symptoms||Notifications about the Gstatic.com domain and other sub-domains can show up in your browsers or from a false positive by an overly-protective security program.|
Gstatic.com – What Is It and Is It a Virus?
Many websites claim that Gstatic is a virus, but these claims are old and not relevant. From a few false positives, many have tried to exploit this and scare the public into thinking that Gstatic is a virus, which is untrue.
That is why the need for creating a sub-domain existed, resulting in the creation of Gstatic. You can even check the domain owner yourself at any service that provides information about domains, such as Whois.com and see that it is not a virus.
The following subdomains are also connected to Gstatic and owned by Google:
These domains and sub-domains of the Gstatic service are definitely not related to malware, but it is understandable that if they are loading images and other content, the browser would make requests to them and they might take time to load or return some error or show a message in the browser. Anti-virus software has listed Gstatic before in databases, but it has already come to light, that this was a false positive.
In case you worry about having a virus or other malware on your computer that might have taken the name Gstatic or another one, you can always try scanning your system with an anti-malware tool that will detect and remove any threats found present. With such a security tool, your PC will stay protected and it will prevent any threats from compromising your system.